Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-tered Review
Release Date: July 3rd, 2018
Developer: THQ Nordic
Platforms: PC, PS4 (Reviewed), Xbox One
When Red Faction Guerilla arrived on PS3 in 2009 I wasn't that excited. But a group of my friends convinced me to pick it up. The rest is a piece of my personal gaming history, as we played multiplayer twice a week at least for almost two years. Let’s see if the Re-Mars-tered edition is just as much fun.
While I spent a lot of time playing the multiplayer in Red Faction Guerrilla it took me almost a year to get through the single player. I remember the story being somewhat interesting, but it was the gameplay that sucked me in. Endless destruction of the planet and the environment, with plenty of weapons to pick from. Volition had put together a fantastic game. THQ Nordic handled The Re-Mars-tered edition and it looks great; there are some nice graphical updates.
Speaking of pretty graphics, the game has had some overhauls. There are shadows, improved lighting and better overall textures. The game now runs at 60fps and it’s supposed to look good on the Xbox One X or PS4 Pro with even more improvements. The only other update is the DLC from the original game is included with the Re-Mars-tered edition.
If gamers have not played the original, this updated version of the game is still a fun trip. The game is a semi-open world, players are exploring Mars and working with the rebels to kick the oppressive EDF off the planet.
The guns and the destruction are the heart of this game. The guns are as much fun as I remember, with a nice selection of rockets, mines, grenades, arc welders, grinders with giant saw blades and a few others. The environment can be used to destroy and knock down enemies. Nothing beats dropping a huge tower on the opposing forces with just your hammer or some explosives. I didn't notice this back in 2009, but the vehicles feel very floaty. There isn't much substance to them, but just like before I didn't spend much time in them. I also notice the A.I. isn't particularly the smartest. While the enemies can be challenging in waves, they just tend to come at players and die the same way.
Final verdict, if you are one of the few players who never played this great game back when it was a hot item, do yourself a favor and pick it up. Looks like Amazon, Gamestop, PSN, and XBL have it for $30, which is a great price. For those of us that enjoyed the game back in the day, pick it up again as something to play when you just want to smash something.
Game is full of destruction
Lots of fun weapons
Easy to pick up and play
Quests can be repetitive
Vehicles feel floaty